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Cafe Monet

4.3
355 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
Cafe Monet is a charming French restaurant which opened in 2005. Chef Wes Sawi, a native of Egypt, with cooking experience in France and at Les Rendez-Vous in Kenilworth.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 376-8555
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Wes Sawi
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Additional
BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 355 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A busy evening at Cafe Monet. Service was slow but the food was excellent. Live music was a nice addition. Could almost have been in Paris.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A quaint French bistro in Millburn. The food is carefully prepared and the menu offers a limited but varied selection. Our waitress was well informed about the menu choices. Don’t miss this sleeper!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Two older couples. We enjoyed it very much. Guitar payer added atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. I love their hanger steak.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful live guitar and good food, hard to beat

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Loved the touch of the live music.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Dined on a Thursday evening. Only one other table was occupied. Escargot - good. Potato leek soup - excellent. My duck could have been trimmed of fat a little better. My companion loved the coq au vin. Chef sent a complimentary dessert to share. Overall good value and BYOB helps control expenses. My favorite French restaurant in the area is still Verjus.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice staff... nice atmosphere...lovely food. This is an especially comfortable place to spend an evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This place was perfect for Valentine's Day. Intimate, service was attentive, but not intrusive and the food was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Real-deal French bistro, a rarity in NJ. Classic French menu choices, well-prepared. BYO.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Cafe Monet is a charming neighborhood bistro with a European flair. The food is always well-prepared and delicious, the servers courteous and helpful. We love to listen to the classical guitarist who plays on Sunday nights.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful waiter. Wonderful music. Wonderful food

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Slow service. Very nice people. No wonder it was empty. So sad.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

We had an early dinner before a play at Paper Mill and were the only customers for the first 30 minutes. Food was quite good and service as expected given the circumstances.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a 5 pm reservation, called to confirm the night before and when we got there the place was dark and the door open. We went into the kitchen and only the chef was there...he was so friendly and went above and beyond to assist us by seating us and taking our order as he called the waiter to see if he was on his way, 25 minutes past 5. All in all the food was wonderful however no one even mentioned what happened or even acknowledged what occurred. When the Manager walked in he was oblivious to the tables there and didn't even offer a hello. This was a 50th birthday dinner for a guest visiting from India as we took him to the theater. Sad the this opportunity was missed......

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Dining in Millburn offers many choices but our favorite is Cafe Monet. If true French food is what you are looking for this is the place for you. I started with the Escargo Au Gratin which was delicious. For the entree I had the skate which is a staple on their menu and never disappoints. We were dashing off to the Paper Mill Playhouse so didn't have time to endulge in the yummy desserts - maybe next time.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

We have dined here several times. Our most recent dinner was somewhat disappointing.
The kitchen was slow even though they were only half full and the special entree, shrimp and scallops on a skewer was served with the shells on the shrimp - difficult to eat. We hope to go back and have a better experience

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

This my third or fourth visit to Cafe Monet but the last two or three were a few years ago. I don't know why I had not been back since. You can be sure the next visit will be sooner.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Cafe Monet has wonderful food and very pleasant ambiance but the service was a little slow (but not painfully slow).

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, pleasant service and delicious food make this inexpensive price fixe restaurant a winner!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Great dinner. All around good cuisine and excellent setting.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Wonderful food, friendly staff, charming setting.

Always something interesting on the menu -- an original take on classic French bistro.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Great food & wonderful atmosphere! Friendly service!!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Hidden gem in Millburn. Close to the Paper Mill Playhouse. French dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Every dish from the appetizer to dessert was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a very good meal and an enjoyable evening. The beet salad was really good as well as the special for the night.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Lovely ambience. Tasty food. Gracious service. Had a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

This was a first visit for a pre-theater dinner. The atmosphere was French and very attractive.
We had a pea soup with mint which was delicious and, as a main course, stuffed chicken breast with spinach and and sun dried tomatoes which was outstanding. For desert, we had fresh strawberries with assorted other berries covered by a lovely custard. As this was a quiet evening, we were served by one of the owners, whose informative conversation, added to the
pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

I've been to Cafe Monet for a few times. Every time they provided good food, great services, and a relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful place to dine in. Will come back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

BDay, and we just love this place

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The food and atmosphere were very good. My issue mostly comes down to the service. The waitress was a bit unhelpful with attitude. They had run out of at least 3 of things we ordered- and she kind of didn't care. We asked for a decanter and she looked at us like we had 3 heads then provided us the only one she said they had which was very dirty. They say no substitutions on the menu which is ridiculous in this day and age with all of the allergies people have and then they had run out of so many ingredients so they did substitutions on their own (ie, my white bean puree came as canned chick peas with no forewarning). I thought we should at least get a coffee or dessert on the house but it didn't occur to our server to accommodate us in any way. Good thing we had good meals despite it all and really enjoyed the company of our friends.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Always wonderful and special. A valentine must. Can't wait to go back

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We loved our Valentine's Day dinner at Cafe Monet. The tasting menu gave us a chance to try some new dishes and the dessert course was amazing. The atmosphere was delightfully cozy and romantic, and we enjoyed the classical guitarist. A most memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a Saturday evening "date" night and had a fabulous dinner. We both had the specials of the night, chicken cordon bleu, which was the best I've ever tasted. The service was excellent, with our water glasses mysteriously kept full. The ambience was romantic and lively with a guitar player strumming quietly for background music. I can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2017

We had a nice dinner at the restaurant. The experience was good for kids and adults. Also, they were very nice to cook some of the brunch menu for our kids. We enjoyed the night.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Nice little French bistro. Atmosphere, food and service all very good. We have been here several times and find it to be consistently good.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Nice night out. Food and service excellent. Food cooked perfectly

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Cute hidden spot - serve very attentive. The music made it extra special

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Overall the food we had was delicious but I wasn't really wowed about it.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2016

In for Christmas Eve dinner. Pri Fixe. 3 course. We had the soup. Spectacular. My wife had the duck, I had the cordon bleu, which was the best I've ever had. Duck reported to be quite respectable. Finished with the tarte Tatin and Yule log, yummy. Really enjoyed on this special day/evening.

Service was a bit slow. But we survived.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Nice atmosphere, a bit cold. Turn up the heat! Great food and well prepared with a good selection.

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